On our site we have shown you a ton of Windows 7 themes. All of these themes are filled with awesome wallpaper for your eyes to feed on. The only problem we run into at time, is not finding a Windows 7 theme that has everything we want in it. Luckily there is a super easy way to fix this problem. We can either edit a theme we like and add our own touch to it, or create our own from scratch. Here is a simple and easy way to create Windows 7 themes that is super easy.
Create Windows 7 Themes
First step is to right click on the desktop and select Personalize on the right click content menu.
The Personalization window will open. From here we will start customizing your Windows 7 theme. first you will want to go down to the bottom of the Personalization window and click on Desktop Background.
Here you will chose the desktop background for your theme. You can use the default Windows 7 wallpaper or click on browse to chose your own.
Then select the folder you want to browse, that has the wallpaper for your theme. I will be using my Adventure Time Wallpaper. Click OK when you are done selecting your folder.
If you want all the wallpaper in the folder you selected. Click the Select All to quickly select them.
If not you can choose which ones you want by checking the check box in the upper left hand corner of the wallpapers.
In the bottom left corner, select the Picture position. I am going to chose Fill so it stretches the wallpaper. Next select when you want to rotate the wallpaper and if you want them to shuffle.
After you selected the wallpaper, the picture position and the time they change, click Save changes in the bottom right corner.
You will return to the Personalization window. Click the Window Color options at the bottom to the right of the Desktop Background icon.
You will be taken to the Window Color menu. Here you can change the color of the window border to whatever you want. You can even turn off Aero transparency. After you are finished click Save changes in the bottom right corner to continue.
Next up is the Windows Sounds. Click on the icon with the piano with music notes coming out.
The Windows Sounds menu will open. Here you can change all of the default windows sounds to whatever you want. After you are done you can save the Sound Scheme for later use or just click OK to continue.
After you click OK to the Windows Sound menu, you will be taken back to the Personalization menu. Here you will want to click the next icon in the list called Screen Saver.
The Screen Saver Settings will open. Change the screen saver to whatever you want to, set the wait time, and if you want to display the logon screen. Click OK to finish.
Now back at the Personalization windows, you will see the theme you just created under the My Themes section. Click on the theme and click Save Theme.
You will get a prompt asking to give it a name. Type something in that discribes your them and click Save.
Then go back to the theme you just saved and right click on it. On the right click content menu select Save theme for sharing.
This will allow you to export the theme as a themepack extension. Select the folder you want to save your theme in then give your theme a name and click save.
That is it. You can edit your themes and save them again at any time in the Personalization menu.
Now that you are done, you can share that theme with anybody that has a Windows 7 PC. You can still share them with someone with a Mac or Linux machine but they will not be able to use the theme. What they can do is extract the wallpaper form the theme file and just use that instead. Here is a tutorial about that.
To share your newly created theme you can use Dropbox, SkyDrive or any other online store. Or just use email after you zipped the files up, just be careful about the size if you those the email method.
Do you have any interesting themes that you created yourself or have seen on the net? Share them below!
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